Via 6 ABC:
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Police are now investigating whether child weddings are being conducted at a Philadelphia mosque after a sexual assault victim comes forward to Action News.
In a Facebook video posted two weeks ago, one of the alleged victims describes her ordeal. She’s 17 now but says she first became a child bride at 14.
“At the time I was a virgin. It was going to be my first marriage of course,” said the teen.
She says it didn’t last. And in 2016, she says she was married off to Rajmann Sanders, a man more than twice her age who then allegedly began sexually assaulting her and her 10-year-old sister.
“The 10-year-old was not handled correctly and everything was swept under the rug. Not only was it wrong, it was wrong to me because at the time I was still his wife,” she said.
Sanders is charged with more than a dozen sexual offenses against the girls, including rape, indecent assault, and forcible compulsion. The criminal complaint reveals Sanders threatened to shoot the older victim during one sexual assault.
Police are now investigating whether child weddings are being conducted at the Masjid Uthman Dan Fodiyo mosque on the 4800 block of Paschall.
One of the victims says her unofficial marriage took place there.
Last Friday, police conducted search warrants at the mosque and the home of a mosque leader.
The alleged victim says she’s coming forward to warn others.
“This is not healthy for me or my kids. No one should want their kids around this, especially with the pedophilia, that should be enough to say no I don’t want my kids around this,” she said.
You didn’t think they’d stop marrying kids just because they were “American” now, did you? Invite the 3rd world, become the 3rd world. Christian, western societal values simply do not mix with Islam. They cannot co-exist in the same society for very long. We have to make a choice. Do we want to have a country that upholds the Western, Christian values this country was founded on? Or are you willing to accept every cultural norm from every 3rd world country we continue to import people from? Are you okay with child brides? Pedophilia? Treating women as 2nd class citizens? Because you can’t have both. Either you submit to multiculturalism or we fight for our way of life, and stop importing people with a fundamentally incompatible worldview with our own.